He paints because he loves to paint. He discovered
his talent when he was in a primary one at the age of seven. Obviously
Art lesson was his favourite and he never failed to impressed his
art teacher by winning most of the art competitions and having his
art works as the biggest art collection pasted on the school notice
board. Moral supports from family and friends have determined his
ambition to be a professional artist. Jalal passion for painting
has sharpened his thinking and he became more observant. He enjoys
studying and exploring any subject that caught into his interest.
He becomes more appreciative. He appreciates shape, colours, textures
and anything that creates form.
The urge to know more into the art world has brought him to many
places. He met many people, read lot of books and study all kind
of subjects. He documented most of his study by sketching, writing
and photography. He starts to question about a lot of things. About
human feelings, human need, infinity, love, war, animals and any
other thing which take shelter inside this planet earth. Eventually
he employs all these elements as a substance for his work. The urge
to express to people about what he feel has created some kind of
personal bonding between the canvas and himself. He usually treated
his canvas as a sparring partner where together they engage into
"Fine Art Combat".
To complete one good painting is never an easy task for him. Time
is always seemed to be too short and materials usually missing when
he needs them. Idea change course when he navigates half way. Obviously
strong endurance, stamina and stay focus are the main factors that
will ensure the success for every production of his art work. Strong
colours, textures and imagery, underlines the importance of Jalal’s
work. These features constitute the primary elements or properties
of the composition and contents of his work. It convey vitality
and syncopated rhythms that characterise the whole painting. To
do so Jalal employs strong colours and strong illustration, principally
to enhance the painting and at the same time to seduce the audience
attention. At one occasion Jalal was drawn to "Classical Wayang"
(Classical Puppet) because of its legendary status. Furthermore
its difference from the systemised materially driven pace of city
living. The characters, backdrops, scenarios and icons appeal him.
The remarkably entertaining stories encompass universal moral and
ethical philosophical concepts to inspire inner contemplation and
set standards for outwards behaviour. Jalal do the thinking when
he is alone. Ironically the ideas always arrive at an unpredictable
moments – when he is driving, in the shower, in the train and sometimes
while having meeting with some business clients. Curiously most
of his ideas come to him when he is having fun with little children.
Maybe they are the beautiful, innocence and pure, as such it distress
his mind. It is really strange when you think about it, you can
sit with someone for hours, racking your brain for an inspiration,
and afterwards when you are on your own, suddenly its there.